Entreprise : This post is located in the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Executive Secretary of the JIU.
Description du poste : Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, the incumbent will lead one of the two clusters of the Unit and will fulfill the following responsibilities : 1.
Supervises the conduct of independent, professional and effective evaluations and inspections by : a) Leading and managing evaluation and inspection team / s to successful achievement of targeted results, ensuring the timeliness, relevance, credibility, objectivity and utility of their outputs and approaches;
b) Providing guidance on evaluation and inspection standards, checklist and formats by training and mentoring new staff on theory and conduct of inspections and evaluations;
c) Ensuring quality by undertaking reviews of the team's progress in accordance with the plan and reviews of outputs at key milestones in the life cycle of an evaluation or inspection assignment including TORs, inception paper, draft report outline and final draft report.
2.Conducts impartial, independent, professional and effective evaluations and inspections by : a)Planning and organizing evaluations and inspections, developing detailed work plans, drafting correspondence, gathering information and conducting preliminary reviews, developing questionnaires and surveys;
b)Developing interview guides, participating in evaluation and inspection missions, assisting and advising the Inspectors, participating in interviews, gathering and reviewing documents and other information and documenting the results;
c)Analyzing all information collected using quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis, including sampling techniques, as appropriate;
d)Drafting evaluation and inspection reports, notes and management (confidential) letters including recommendations for action.
3.Supports the Executive Secretary in the management of the office by : a)Assisting in the planning / recruitment of human resources and financial resources;
b)Contributing to the preparation of the JIU Annual Programme of Work, identifying issues or areas which could benefit from an evaluation or inspection and validating proposals received;
c)Facilitating cooperation and interaction with other UN evaluation and inspection units and professional bodies.d)Participating in meetings relating to work of the JIU - such as working groups, peer reviews, project quality reviews, formal and informal meetings of Inspectors, and meetings with focal points and oversight bodies of participating organizations.
e)Performing reviews of project proposals and validations for proposed programme of work topics.f)Keeping abreast of developments in the profession, identifying issues and contributing to further developing and refining evaluation and inspection methodologies, policies, guidance, procedures and tools;
g)Acting as Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Executive Secretary.Description du profil : PROFESSIONALISM. - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of evaluation and / or audit methodologies - Demonstrates knowledge of key programme and management issues in the United Nations system - Demonstrates knowledge of United Nations regulations and rules, especially in matters relating to finance and budget, human resources management and programme planning - Shows pride in work and in achievements;
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; - Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; - Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Remains calm in stressful situations. COMMUNICATION : - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively - Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately - Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication - Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience - Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
ACCOUNTABILITY : -Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments - Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; - Supports subordinates, - Provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
Takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. LEADERSHIP : - Serves as a role model that other people want to follow - Empowers others to translate vision into results - Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives - Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support - Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions - Drives for change and improvement;
does not accept the status quo - Shows the courage to take unpopular stands - Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. JUDGEMENT / DECISION-MAKING : - Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly - Gathers relevant information before making a decision - Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them - Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization - Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information - Checks assumptions against facts - Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision - Makes tough decisions when necessary.